The Times West Virginian

Bob Herzel

July 15, 2013

Aaric Murray to leave WVU basketball team

MORGANTOWN — Aaric Murray, who was supposed to be the experienced inside cornerstone of the West Virginia University basketball team next season, is leaving the team.

    “We came to a mutual agreement that it would be in his best interest to finish his collegiate career somewhere else,” Coach Bob Huggins said in a mid-morning release.

      Murray averaged 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last year as a junior. The 6-11 center had transferred to WVU from LaSalle and sat out a season.

      During that season he was arrested for marijuana use.

      Murray will graduate in May and is eligible to play immediately if he transfers.

      His departure leaves a large void in the Mountaineers rebounding and defense. Murray led WVU in both departments last season.

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